Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Monday declared that he indeed won the 2018 governorship election in the state.
He said the judgment of the Ekiti State Election Tribunal affirming his election as the validly elected Governor of the State was a re- affirmation of the wishes of the vast majority of Ekiti people.
A statement by Fayemi, through his Chief Press Secretary, Olayinka Oyebode, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado Ekiti, hailed the judgment as another proof that the wishes of the people would always prevail.
He said he would forever be grateful to Ekiti people for electing him as governor for a second term and by standing by his government.
”It is a victory for all Ekiti people. This is democracy at work. This is a reflection of the wishes of our people and I dedicate the victory to our people.”
The governor also urged his main challenger, the PDP candidate, Prof Olusola Eleka, to join hands with him and the rest of Ekiti people in taking the state to the next level of development and prosperity.
“It is a great day for democracy. And the judiciary has proven again that it is the last hope of the common man.
“We shall now continue with the task of rebuilding our state and restoring the core values of our people without any iota of distraction,” he said.
NAN reports that Fayemi also urges his supporters to be magnanimous in victory and celebrate in moderation, saying that he remained the governor of all Ekiti people regardless of party affiliation.
“It is a victory for all of us and together we shall restore the state’s lost glory.
”Our desire is to bring back peace, progress and prosperity to Ekiti State. The journey has just begun.
”I call on the PDP candidate, Prof. Olusola Kolapo, who is an illustrious son of the state, to join us in the efforts to take the state to the next level of development and prosperity.”